[MonoDevelop] Multiple Solutions

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Sun Nov 15 17:36:13 EST 2009

On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 8:49 AM, Brett Michael <klunket at sent.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm a regular user of the ability of MonoDevelop to have multiple
> solutions over at a time. However, there are a few things that I think
> could be improved which I thought I'd raise on this list for discussion.
> My preference would be that by default when you select 'Open' a
> completely new MonoDevelop window would open with the solution or
> project in it. This would be more in line with other editors (although
> different to VS.net) - I have no idea if this would be extremely
> difficult to achieve with the current code base, but it would
> certainly make my life easier. Closing the currently open window seems
> unintuitive to me, and doesn't work very well when solutions are
> opened by double clicking on their icon in Nautilus/Finder - few users
> would expect it to close their currently open window.
> An alternative, although a less preferable one, would be to allow
> configuration as to the default behaviour in the Open dialog. I have
> to traverse some very large directory structures to find the solution
> files I want to open, and I regularly forget to uncheck the 'Close
> Current Workspace' option which makes me swear like an angry swearing
> gorilla every time.
> Anyone else feeling my pain, or am I a unique and beautiful snowflake?

This is an issue that comes up from time to time, and one we'd like to
fix, but it's nontrivial to fully support opening multiple MD windows,
because we need to make sure that all settings and project etc. are
synced between the MD instances. Opening unrelated projects in a
workspaces is a hack IMO, which is probably why it's off by default.

Michael Hutchinson

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